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Arts Tasmania

Artsbridge (October 2020)

Artsbridge supports:

  • Individuals and groups to take up national or international activities
  • Individuals, groups and Tasmanian organisations to bring arts professionals to Tasmania to conduct creative and/or professional development activities.

A delegate of the Minister for the Arts has approved funding of $23 950 to five new projects in this round.

Funding recommendations were made by expert peers drawn from the Cultural and Creative Industries Expert Register.

The expert peers were directed to assess and recommend applications for support on the basis of the published criteria of quality, planning and benefit.

If the funded activities are not able to proceed as planned – particularly if current restrictions or travel advice changes, Arts Tasmania will support recipients to adjust or revise activities and timelines.


Ian Loiterton - $3 000 towards TOMB ­– a virtual tour as part of the Auckland Fringe Festival 2021.

Paul Snell - $3 000 towards a solo exhibition to be presented at the Riddoch Art Gallery in South Australia.

Tash Parker - $3 000 towards a two week residency at the Chateau d’Orquevaux in France.

The Tasmanian Chapter of Australian Society for Music Education - $8 950 towards the Australian Society for Musical Education’s 23rd National Conference.

Vibrance Festival - $6 000 towards bringing interstate artists to the 2021 Vibrance Festival to make new work and mentor Tasmanian artists.

Feedback from the expert peers

The peers gave the following feedback to help current and future applicants:

  • the peers encouraged all applicants (whether new or experienced) to contact Arts Tasmania to make sure applications were in line with the program guidelines
  • applicants should write in plain English and avoid unnecessary artform specific language or jargon
  • applicants should carefully read the selection criteria - particularly the criterion of benefit. In this round, stronger applications showed clear and rigorous evidence about the benefit of the activity – whether it was for the individual artist and their career, the wider community or both
  • the peers noted that artists should avoid ‘padding’ applications with weak evidence of community benefit
  • stronger applications in this round included clear and detailed budgets that clearly showed the artist wages and fees
  • the peers recommended that if an activity formed part of a bigger event or project, the application should include a fuller and more comprehensive budget.

Peer assessors

The following peers assessed in the October 2020 round (incorporating Artsbridge, the COLLECT Art Purchase Scheme – Arts Businesses, Tasmanian Residencies, Low-interest Loans and the FIND Contemporary Jewellery Collective Bursary):

  • Dean Stevenson
  • Grace Roberts
  • Joshua Lowe
  • Nadege Phillipe –Janon
  • Sophie Carnell.